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right now, we don't know the man's name or whether he resembles the map in the sketch. a teen is found on fire at the concord bart station last night. his injuries are nonlife threatening. >> parts of the bay area are under a red flag warning this morning and a fire in san mateo county is contained now after burning one building late last night. >> never would somebody consider, you know, that being a responsible pet owner boarding your dog would lead to something like this. >> a home burglary spree that all started with a pet store worker. >> kaepernick! >> colin kaepernick creating quite a stir on the small screen. a new commercial depicts the 49er quarterback heading to the stadium surrounded by rowdy fans who are, no doubt, seattle seahawks fans. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." captions by: caption colorado >> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda marie macdonald. good morning. it's thursday, january 16. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:00.
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>> reporter: i'm cate caugiran live at concord bart station where a teenage boy caught on fire. we'll tell you why police say it was an accident. >> reporter: folks in san jose sleeping a little easier this morning. an arson suspect is in jail. i'm kiet do with a live report coming up. >> and fire danger remains high in the bay area with a red flag warning continuing this morning. the latest problem area near the san mateo county coast. fire started in san gregorio about 9 p.m. last night. it is contained this morning. there were no injuries and no buildings burned. investigators trying to find out who started the fire. unbelievably dry conditions outside, record dry conditions and now, we have high pressure overhead. we have seen some strong gusty winds with an offshore wind. and yeah, that is just a recipe for dangerous fire conditions. so red flag warnings are up again this morning until 8 a.m.
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seeing some gusty winds over 20 miles per hour across some of the mountains, even had a gust of over 40 in the oakland hills. so fire danger continues this morning although it looks like we may begin to see a little bit of relief especially toward tomorrow. today, though, record-breaking temperatures again up to 74 degrees in oakland, 57 in san jose. -- 75 in san jose, and could reach 70 here in san francisco. that's the latest forecast. back to you. cal fire says it's already responded to more than 150 fires so far this year in just two weeks. last year at this time, more rainment no work for firethey say the average is about crews.25 wildfires in the first two weeks of january. people should be careful on 280 this morning. i think we have seen two or three accidents involving deer. on every on a stretch of 280. some are still blocking lanes. we are not seeing any delay on
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our sensors. that's why you see 64, 65 miles per hour. several different accidents have been reported in that same area going southbound since 4:30. a live look outside at the san mateo bridge. westbound 92 just past the toll plaza, there were reports of a stall on the flat section. we're not seeing anything in our camera but a heads up, one lane may be partially blocked. the delays are beginning to build in the outer cash lane. fastrak middle lanes get by okay because metering lights are off. we'll let you know when they turn them on. this is right around the time they usually do. bart is on time so that's a great option, as well. that's your latest "kcbs traffic." back to you. >> all right. thank you, elizabeth. new this morning a teen accidentally set on fire. kpix 5's cate caugiran is in front of the concord bart station with the unusual circumstances. cate. >> reporter: frank, michelle, we know that that young man is now recovering at valley medical center in santa clara. but take a look at this video. you can see emergency crews had
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to airlift the teen to safety. bart police say late last night they got a call just after 11:30 called to the concord bus zone for the bart state where they found the victim on fire trying to put it out himself. police say he was in a car with another person when one of the two of them lit a cigarette. earlier that day, police say the young man was working on a car and had gasoline on his clothes. it was that combination the vapor from the gas on the victim's clothes mixed with the lighter that caused had i am to catch on fire. police say -- that caused him to catch on fire. he suffered nonlife-threatening burns. they say the other person in the car with the victim left the scene before police arrived. at concord bart station, cate caugiran, kpix 5. we have developing news on the arson fires that put san jose on edge. kpix 5's kiet do reports police now have a man in custody. kiet. >> reporter: yeah. the arrest happened at 8:10 p.m. last night. the san jose police department's covert response unit went in to make the bust. apparently, this guy was under surveillance for 24 hours. he is now booked into the santa
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clara county jail. a sketch was released earlier this week after witness statements and surveillance video gave a good look at the guy. investigators say he set at least a dozen fires since last wednesday. and also, between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. within five miles of downtown. he targeted homes, church trailer and set the fires on porches and fences in poorly lit areas. once the surveillance video was released, the manhunt began. neighbors went door to door passing out flyers and spreading the word. investigators are still conducting follow-up interviews and will learn more about what led up to this arrest coming up in a news conference later on this morning. live at police headquarters, kiet do, kpix 5. >> that news conference with san jose police will be at 10 a.m. also starting today, the phoenix lake reserve reservoir will be tapped to supply water to customers in marin county. it's in response to the ongoing
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drought over the next 30 days. the next month. marin municipal water district will pump millions of gallons of water 600 feet uphill to the bon tempe reservoir. officials say 2013 was the driest year on record. some other stories around the bay now on this thursday. an oakland teenager charged with setting another teen on fire going back to court today. lawyers for 16-year-old richard thomas want the case moved to juvenile court. sasha fleischman was set on fire aboard an ac transit bus in oakland back on november 4. the u.s. chemical safety board has rejected recommendations from its staff to overhaul the way refineries are regulated. the vote took place last night at the city council chambers in richmond. a 2012 refinery fire happened there. the staff has 4 months to modify the report. fremont police are looking for two suspects in a home
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invasion robbery. the homeowner told police two men wearing ski masks came up to him outside his house on monday and pulled out guns. he says they forced him back inside and tied him up. the robbers took cash, jewelry and other items. after the robbers left, the victim was able to free himself and call police. police are now investigating a string of home burglaries in san bruno. thieves struck four homes in six hours on tuesday all within a couple miles of each other. in each case, the burglars broke in through the rear of the house and ransacked it. anyone with information is asked to call police. some new information this morning on a shooting inside a busy grocery store in indiana. police say a 22-year-old man walked into an elkhart indiana grocery store with a handgun and opened fire killing two women inside. one was an employee, the other a shopper. officers shot and killed the suspect before he could hurt anyone else. >> shot one of the victims, made his way through the store, shot another victim. we don't know the sequence.
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we know that he did have a gun pointed at another individual which we believe was an employee at the time when the police showed up. >> thankfully, the officers were fairly close on an unrelated call and were able to respond quickly. >> the employees told officers the suspect was a frequent shopper at that store and he had never caused any trouble. bay area dating scam is serving as a warning about schemes on other dating websites. san jose woman met a man on he turned out to be a nigerian con artist pretending to be an irish oil rig worker. he convinced her to wire $500,000 to him. district attorney's office tracked the scammer to a turkish bank and arrested him. the woman was able to recover $200,000 of her money. happening today, two workers were a recycling company will be honored by the san francisco board of supervisors. last month the recology employees rescued a 10-week-old
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puppy from a conveyor belt where recycled items are sorted. just a short time ago the nominees for the academy awards announced down in l.a. >> yeah. a con artist comedy and a deep space adventure are leading the way. "american hustle" is among the nine films up for best picture this year. won ten nominations for the movie matching "american hustle" with ten nomination "gravity" starring sandra bullock. and the 86th annual academy awards will take place on march 2 with host ellen degeneres. j.c. penney prepares to close more than 30 stores. how many people will be out of work when those doors shut. coming up. >> the clothes that they have at the stores, i don't really like, like that. so i wanted to make something of my own, something myself. >> fashion design and production, not your typical high school class. coming up, the program allowing these kids to get creative with a needle and thread. >> day after day of record- breaking heat, high fire danger but we have some changes coming our way. we'll talk about that coming
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up. >> and the metering lights were just switched on over at the bay bridge toll plaza two minutes ago so now biggest backups only extend to the middle of the parking lot. expect those to grow. more on that coming up. first we want to know what drives you crazy. ask us a question or just go ahead and complain, share a gripe by e-mailing or tweet me at #ewengerkpix. bulldog: bulldog: through monday, save up to 40% on clearance mattresses. get up to $300 off serta, posturepedic, even tempur-pedic. puppy: i found a red tag! bulldog: mattress discounters' year end clearance sale ends monday. so yso you can happily let the grlife get in the way, while planning for tomorrow. so you can finish the great american novel banking for the life you have
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overnight. this time it was a 3.8. and oscar nominations just out. about 45 minutes ago. follow us at twitter at #cbssf. elizabeth, did you know lawrence is not a big fan of meryl streep? >> i know. he is going to get hate mail for that. everyone loves meryl streep. >> overacting. [ laughter ] >> all right. let's go out live, talk about the commute. you know, this has been a good commute today. i have to say we have not seen too many big accidents out there. a few slowdowns coming through the altamont pass and the livermore valley but hey, we can take it. 24 minutes right now and the slowest approach is right there as you get to vasco road and then things loosen up a bit and slows again approaching the dublin interchange. on the road, the nimitz freeway 880 in oakland, all the overnight roadwork has been picked up. so everything is quiet up and down the 880 freeway southbound traffic headlights are heading into hayward. and everything flows nicely past the oakland coliseum and airport. golden gate bridge more cars on
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the road. a few more cars for silicon valley drivers. westbound 237, you will have more company but no delay. right now it's 7 minutes on that 237 approach between 880 and sunnyvale. there have been a number of different accidents involving deer along this stretch of 280. just a heads up. keep your eyes out between menlo park and los altos hills h traffic is now moving at the speed limit. but a couple of earlier accidents. bay bridge the metering lights were turned on at 6:07 this morning. and so now you are stacked up into the overcrossing. didn't take long for things to really back up. it's jammed to about the 880 overcrossing. once you get on the bridge, though, things look good from the incline out to the island. and so far, mass transit continues to move well. more than 40 bart trains on time systemwide. ace trains 1 and 3 left stockton with no problems. remember kcbs when you hit the roads at 106.9 fm or 740-am. either choice. that is your latest "kcbs traffic." for more on your forecast, here's lawrence. at least we're all saving on
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our heating bills. >> that is true, although still chilly in spots overnight. but boy, it is getting very warm in the afternoon. record-breaking temperatures the last few days. today going to be no exception. high pressure overhead. the offshore winds continuing. and so, yeah, the fire danger also running high. but the red flag warnings extended until 8:00 this morning. then those should start to come down. mostly clear this morning. still some mountain winds out there and that's why the red flag warnings have been posted again. sunny and warm with possible records by the afternoon. staying dry and mostly sunny over the weekend although we may begin to pick up some patches of coastal fog. but some cooler temperatures are on the way as high pressure will start to break down. but not before leaving behind some more records around the bay area again today. then this ridge is going to start slide further east. air quality, yeah, suffered a little bit but no "spare the air" for today. in fact, by tomorrow we are going to pick up a sea breeze so i think the air quality will improve. around the state, could see about 78 degrees in the monterey bay, yeah, good day to go whale watching. 70 degrees in the sacramento
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valley. 72 in ukiah. 54 degrees and sunny in lake tahoe. our temperatures going to be special today. maybe a record of 75 in san jose. about 72 in hayward and 73 in half moon bay. could see 80 degrees or so into santa cruz. 69 in vallejo. about 70 in fairfield and 71 degrees in livermore. inside the bay, 70 degrees in oakland. -- or 75 in oakland, 70 san francisco, 70 daly city. next couple of days temperatures dropping off. still well above the average through saturday and sunday. and no rain for the next seven days. your sunrise time 7:24. sunset at 5:16 in the evening. records continuing today, guys. >> pushing 80. >> yes. >> hopefully we get some rain. a career technical high school in san jose offers classes in everything from dentistry to fixing up your car. >> the fashion design class -- but it's the fashion design class that's catching a lot of attention, this is the first
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year. silicon valley technical education career center is this week's "cool school." >> reporter: attention to detail is a must in this fashion design and production class. students at the silicon valley career technical education center are learning the basics. sewing, alterations, embroidery and design. >> the clothes that they have at the stores, i don't really like, like that. so i wanted to make something of my own, something myself. >> reporter: and that's what they do for three hours every day, these juniors and seniors are working on their own creations. some of them basic designs like a handbag. but their biggest project so far, making dresses out of paper. >> they kind of thought i was a little crazy but it really challenged them creatively. >> reporter: sheila sanford challenged her students to design couture dresses using paper, pens, scissors and tape. >> we had like the image in our heads, then we like started putting it on the mannequin so it was pretty cool. >> reporter: the result, 10 stunning dresses with intricate designs some inspired by magazines and some by
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celebrities. >> kind of thought about, like, what she has on, weird stuff like this. so we figured she can be a big inspiration. >> reporter: svcte in san jose buses in students from six high school districts. they spend the first half of the day here, then return to their home school for the second half. >> i like dressing up. i like picking my outfits but i never dreamed i would make them myself. >> reporter: it's the first year for there design class and so far it's a popular one, challenging students' creativity and inspiring them for the future. >> i hope to become the next designer like in high fashion. it's my passion. and i'm going to study it right after high school. >> very cool. what is cool about your school in you can email your nomination to us at we may come and feature your school on the show.
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high pressure overhead. we are going to see another round of some record-breaking temperatures. but changes are coming our way this weekend. we'll talk about that coming up. good morning, everyone. the 49ers are moving from the trainers room to the field and seem to be getting healthy as as nfc approaches. carlos rogers was at practice yesterday for the first time since injuring his hamstring in the final week of the regular season. and the fullback was also back.
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percy marvin did not practice yesterday. the seahawks wideout suffered a concussion after this hit against the saints. so we'll see. oakland native brian shaw returning home as the head coach of the nuggets. warriors trailed much of the game. 4th quarter nate robinson nails the transition three. denver up by 8. down one minute to go, steph curry had this problem a couple of times. loses the basketball, hixon on the other end and the warriors lose to the denver nuggets. >> before the game, the warriors acquired guards jordan crawford and marshon brooks from the celtics in a three-way trade. they sent toney douglas to the heat in return. joe morgan and his daughter ashley watching stanford and washington state. never in doubt for the cardinal. they were dunking all over the cougars. they won 80-48. cal also beat washington last night. >> and clay kershaw gets $215 million to stay with the los angeles dodgers. and don't forget, "49ers preview" live from seattle on channel 5 tomorrow night. have a great day, everybody.
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your realtime captioner is mrs. linda marie macdonald a cheating scandal in the air force. i'm anne makovec live in the newsroom with the accusations against the officers in charge of the nation's nuclear missiles. >> some kid walked in with a shotgun and just shot. >> calls for help. new this morning, we're hearing the 911 calls from inside that new mexico school where a student opened fire. >> it's the dead of winter, looks like another beach day outside today. that and fire danger running high. we'll talk about that coming up. >> and you want to know your slowest drive times? you can probably guess. it's the commute on 580 from the altamont pass into livermore. we'll tell you how long it will take you coming up. >> thank you, liz. good morning, everyone. thursday is here, january 16. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now 6:29. we have developing news that has people in san jose breathing easier. a man is under arrest for a series of arson fires.
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it's not known if the man resembles this sketch. it was based on witness descriptions and surveillance video. as many as 13 fires were set in less than a week starting january 7. they were in neighborhoods east of downtown. they were set in the middle of the night. suspect was under surveillance for a day before the arrest. police will give us details later this morning. a teen recovering after accidentally catching fire outside the concord bart station. police say he was inside a car with someone else last night but they aren't saying who lit the cigarette that led to that fire. crews arrived to find the teen trying to douse the flames. the other person involved left the scene. the teen is expected to be okay. new this morning, allegations of cheating among officers who handled nuclear missiles have rocked the u.s. air force. kpix 5's anne makovec live in the newsroom with details. >> these are the air force officers responsible for the deadliest weapons in the world.
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this morning, 34 of them have been pulled off the job for their roles in an alleged cheating scandal. >> this is absolutely unacceptable behavior. >> reporter: pentagon officials say in september, a launch officer at malmstrom air force base in montana allegedly texted other officers answers to amently proficiency test. >> some officers did it. others apparently knew about it and it appears that they did nothing or at least not enough to stop it or to report it. >> reporter: the officers have been removed from missile crew duty and their security clearance is suspended. the air force' top general says the cheating appears to have more to do with the lack of integrity than a lapse of knowledge. >> it's hard to cover up incompetence cheating one time on a test. when you're going to have a monthly simulator with two instructors watching you actually conduct the practical application of this knowledge in a simulator, you can't hide that. >> reporter: the scandal appears to be isolated to the malmstrom base. >> the air force has to look not only at what's happening in that silo; they have to look at the commanders probably two levels up to see what would make these people think they
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could get away with this. >> reporter: every launch officer in the air force is being retested this week. anne, how did this come to light? >> reporter: 11 air force officers were accused of using recreational drugs and when they investigated that, they found this. >> thank you, anne makovec live in the newsroom. new details on this week's school shooting in roswell, new mexico that left two students with gunshot wounds. >> got shot. >> by what? >> shotgun. some kid walked in with a shotgun and just shot. >> that's an excerpt from one of the 911 calls. police say the 12-year-old suspected gunman warned some of his fellow students before he walked into the gym at berrendo middle school on tuesday. investigators say the boy randomly fired three rounds from a sawed-off shotgun that he took from his parents'
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house. >> we're focusing on the well- being of the student that was injured and the one who was the perpetrator. >> the two students who were shot are hospitalized, one in critical condition, the other reported as stable. so far, investigators are not discussing a possible motive. and some breaking news from l.a. county. crews right now are battling a wildfire that's charred several acres in a canyon just north of glendora. you see the flames burning away from homes into a wilderness area. red flag warnings are in effect in the area as southern california is experiencing warm dry breezy conditions just like we are up north. we desperately need a change here, don't we? >> we definitely need some rain around the bay area. the hills are still very brown. red flag warnings closer to the bay area, through this morning and then things begin to change. it looks like that ridge of high pressure going to start to slide east then maybe we'll start to see a sea breeze kicking in late in the day.
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offshore flow shore winds are blowing. even a 40-mile-per-hour gust in the oakland hills. humidity less than 10% and ground is very dry. out the door, we have mostly clear skies right now. the temperatures cool in spots. that's because we are not seeing the winds in the valleys. 29 degrees in santa rosa. 48 in san francisco. and 34 degrees in concord. this afternoon, back into the record books. about 74 degrees the expected high in oakland. about 75 degrees in san jose. and we could reach the low 80s if you can believe that a beach day right in the dead of winter, elizabeth. >> crazy for january. all right. thank you, lawrence. heading out toward petaluma, we are seeing slowdowns both directions of 101 and first reports of a new crash northbound 101. so it is counter-commute at lakeville highway. car ran off the road into a ditch. it may be already on the right-
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hand shoulder but obviously that 16-mile-per-hour sensor is showing some slower speeds in that area. here is a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. traffic coming to a crawl very quickly because they turned the metering lights on at 6:07 this morning backing up to the west grand overcrossing. right now it's only about 10 minutes to get on the bridge maybe pushing a little longer than that but once you get past the metering lights, everything looks good across the span coming into san francisco. bart on time systemwide more than 40 trains, they should have close to 50 by now. bart, muni, caltrain and ace all on time. san mateo bridge compute in the clear between 880 and 101 on westbound 92. that is your "kcbs traffic." back to you guys. >> thank you. a woman and her husband are due back in court later this month on burglary charges all stemming from her former job at a pet supply store. ashley kirk and juan ortega- ramos pleaded not guilty in a redwood city courtroom on tuesday. kirk used to work at the san
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carlos petsmart store which offers dog boarding services for pet owners that are about to go on vacation. investigators say kirk would use information from those customers to determine when to break know their homes. >> that was very surprising to me. and it's unfortunate and it's sad. >> a total of eight homes were burglarized in portola valley, redwood city, foster city and san carlos. petsmart says, we fully cooperated with the authorities throughout their investigation and reached out to every pet parent impacted to see how we could help them during this time. san francisco is saving the lives of stray pets in stockton. nearly 13,000 animals a year came into stockton's outdated animal shelter. sometimes it got so packed, pets had to be euthanized. >> knowing that there was not a positive outcome for those animals, didn't know where they could go, many more got put down much quicker. >> after teaming up with san francisco spca, cats and dogs
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now have a chance at new life. a spay neuter team from san francisco comes to stockton once a week to get the animals ready for adoption. and it's working because in 2013, 1,000 pets from stockton were adopted into bay area homes. members of a hayward church are counting their blessings after a car hit the building tuesday afternoon at the new bridges presbyterian church on patrick street. a church member was in her car and pressed the gas instead of the brake causing the accident. the crash tore off the double doors and took out the church organ. >> the organ is the real hero here because if it wasn't for the organ slowing her down she might have come in and who knows, swerved towards us or going up that wall. >> hayward police gave the driver a citation. more flu deaths here in the bay area bringing the total now of the season to at least 20. the health department confirms a 48-year-old man at a contra costa county died in december the other victim was an elderly
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man 84 from napa who had underlying medical issues. health officials are urging everyone ages 6 months and older to get vaccinated. san francisco mayor says his city has been nickeling and diming people to death so calling for fro street parking now on sundays. san francisco has been enforcing parking meters on sunday since january. mayor lee says the program brought in $6 million and also a lot of complaints. most metered parking in san jose and oakland has always been free on sundays. the return to free sunday parking in san francisco still needs approval from the municipal transportation agency. a new state law is getting mixed reviews from folks in the bar and restaurant industry. the law aimed at improving food safety bans workers from touching certain foods with their bare hands. even bartenders have to wear gloves or use other utensils to make certain drinks like those
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with olives or lemon slices. >> we hope to reduce food-borne illness. these gloves improve food safety. and nationally, it's been effective. >> some workers and business owners say the law is impractical and parts are confusing. the law will have a soft rollout in the first six months so for now, inspectors will not hand out violations or citations to businesses. time now 6:39. the 49ers are just one game away from the super bowl. coming up, how officials plan to make sure all the drama stays on the field. >> how about the market? it's been a nice couple of days so far. how are we doing? oh, on this thursday, out of the gate, it's all red. what's it all mean? jason brooks will crunch the numbers and more when we come back. this was once voted america's hotspot city. good morning, roberta gonzales reporting from pleasanton with mobile weather as the news continues right here on kpix 5.
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reporter jason brooks. let's lead with best buy s h holiday sales season, its ss port. then i best buy shares are slipping after disappointing holiday sales. here's kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks on this thursday. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, frank. good morning, michelle. a tough day for best buy. the electronics chain had a very disappointing holiday season. its same-store sales fell by .8%. and the electronics chain had a number of issues against online retailers over the holidays on the rise and this is further proof of its struggles in that regard. its shares are down by 29% in early-morning trading. couple of key economic reports out this morning. the labor department reporting that first time weekly unemployment claims fell by 2,000 to 326,000. the four-week average lower by more than 13,000. this coming on the heels of that disappointing december jobs report which revealed a gain of only 74,000 jobs. good likelihood a lot of that
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due to bad weather across much of the country. labor also reporting that consumer side inflation in its consumer price index rose .3% in december. strongest gains since june that came on a rebound in gas prices. overall, consumer side inflation up 1.5% in 2013. that compared to a 1.7% gain the year before. >> we're coming off back-to- back strong days on wall street. triple-digit gains by the dow. the s&p starting out at an all- time high and the market is pulling back a little bit. investors taking pause. right now the dow dropping by 68 points. nasdaq lower by 8. s&p is down by 5 points. michelle and frank, back to you. >> thank you, jason brooks from kcbs news. it is 6:44. super bowl security is going to look similar to what you see at the airport. police announced they are now bringing in about 4,000 government and private officers. the security perimeter will extend 300 feet from entrances
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to the stadium. and fans will go through airport style screenings before they get in. behind the scenes, fbi will monitor terror threats and snowplows will be on standby in case of severe weather and they will play some football, too. we hope. it will cost you more to snack on munchies during the big game. rising mozzarella prices means you will spend 5 to 10% more on that pizza. freezing temperatures in florida making avocados more expensive pushing the price of guacamole up 10%. but nachos are holding the line thank goodness after a chicken wing shortage last year prize down about 5%. >> did you say guacamole? today traffic court history will be made in san diego. for the first time ever, someone is going on trial for wearing google glass while driving. google glass is a gadget that displays a small computer screen in eyeglasses. the defendant cecilia abate is among 30,000 people testing the product for mountain view-based
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google. the case could help shape future laws on wearable technology ever let your kids play on your iphone or ipad finding out they inadvertently downloaded apps? you could get a refund. apple will refund more than $32 million to consumers to settle a case with the ftc. the company is accused of not adequately notifying customers about a feature that lets kids buy items inside mobile apps without parental consent. tens of thousands of parents have complained. liz, how do you say that wonderful dip that you put your chips in? >> don't put me on the spot. i'm getting it in my ear from paco. how do you say it. >> guacamole. >> it's not guacamole. >> well, you wimped out. come on. >> i know. let's go flying. it's been a good commute so far. i have to say we have seen a few minor fender-bender but a lot of stuff is being cleared to the right-hand shoulder so i will just pause it over your slowest drive time out of the
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altamont pass. actually beginning in tracy and then flying over those wind turbines. you can see it slows past vasco all the way into isabel now and towards the dublin interchange. nearly a half hour. it's in the slow category so a continuous long line of slower speeds. we haven't seen any incidents so just the usual stuff there. same thing on highway 4 heading into antioch. westbound approaching "a" street, a few tapping of the brake lights there. looks like it clears out for a little bit and slows again into concord as you approach 680 and 242. this was one earlier accident, a car ran off the roadway into the ditch. it's in petaluma northbound 101 lakeville highway 116 everything is clear now. but there are some delays in the area but the accident is not causing them. also a number of different fender-benders involving deer earlier this morning. looks like everything is now out of lanes. heads up southbound 280 approaching los altos hills. a number of deer crossing the
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road got hit in a couple of different incidents this morning. 6:07 this morning, about 40 minutes ago they switched on the metering lights. quickly we saw delays. it is still backed up to about the west grand overcrossing about 10 or 15 minutes to get you on the bay bridge. mass transit a great option no problems all morning except for capitol corridor, i should mention some delays between richmond and martinez. they are doing some track work. that is your latest "kcbs traffic." for more on your sunshine- filled forecast, here's lawrence. it's going to be sunny probably a beach day today for some folks as we are going to see some of these temperatures soaring into the 70s out at the coastline in santa cruz. you could get to the lower 80s. out the door we go, we have red flag warnings now in effect mostly clear skies still seeing some gusty winds over the mountaintops. red flag warnings continuing until 8:00 this morning and then they will be taken down. sunny and warm possible records by the afternoon again. and then mostly sunny toward the weekend make patchy fog
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toward the coast and then some cooler temperatures. high pressure just a strong blocking ridge of high pressure sending all the storms well to the north of the bay area. and we are baking in some unusually warm temperatures. no delays at sfo. the temperatures there about 71 degrees. by the afternoon, if you are headed around the country, yeah, we have some wintry conditions in other parts of the u.s. some snow in chicago may cause delays. showers in new york at 41 degrees. 67 degrees in houston and 47 partly cloudy in denver. in the bay area, we are going to see those temperatures soaring again. 75 in san jose. 73 in half moon bay. about 72 in hayward. east bay temperatures in the 60s and also into the 70s. then inside the bay we could see a record of 75 degrees today at oakland about 72 in santa rosa and 70 in san francisco. next couple of days we'll watch those temperatures cooling down maybe picking up a couple of patches of fog toward the weekend. these temperatures still staying above average and dry for the next five to seven days. we want to go to roberta gonzales, she is live in
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pleasanton where she is talking more about the record-breaking heat. roberta. >> reporter: yes, lawrence. again, welcome to pleasanton. we're in the eastern portion of the bay area known as the tri- valley. we are on main street right near the pleasanton arch. it's actually called a gateway arch. and it's one of the few left in the entire state of california. it was erected back in 1932 and i think actually that's the last time it has rained here in pleasanton. okay. all kidding aside, actually, again, about 70,000 people call pleasanton home. today it stands about 350 feet above sea level. and let's take a look at the current conditions right here in p-town. it is 37 degrees going up to a high today in the low 70s. that's what's so incredibly amazing about this current warming trend that we are experiencing here in the bay area. it's that these wide temperatures swings are being experienced so obviously if you
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are heading out this morning, you need to think about dressing in layers because it's an awfully cold start. let's go back to monday, when we began this record warming trend right here in the bay area. and from monday through tuesday into wednesday, now including today thursday, we're in our fourth consecutive day of near or record-breaking warmth. now, we take you to sfo where yesterday, the record high was 73 degrees. and that is the warmest january day ever reported at sfo ever since they began keeping weather records in 1945. let me show you something quickly. this is mobile weather. up here is my rain gauge. this is only used to measure rain in this winter season only a couple of times. and according to my long-range computer models, i don't see even a chance of rain until the end of the month. we'll talk more about that if you visit us online at reporting for mobile weather in pleasanton, roberta gonzales
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for kpix 5. it is 6:51. the rivalry between the 9ers and the seahawks heating up as the mayors of san francisco and seattle are involved now. what they have riding on sunday's big game. >> reporter: and folks in san jose can rest easy tonight. an arrest has been made in the arson case of san jose. i'm kiet do with a live report coming up. at low clearance prices. and through monday, get three years interest-free financing on selected models. don't miss sleep train's year end clearance sale. ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪
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wildfire that has charred several acres, in a canyon s five things to know at the :55. some breaking news from l.a. county. crews right now are battling a wildfire that has charred several acres in a canyon just north of glendora. right now the flames are burning away from homes into a wilderness area. the angeles national forest. red flag warnings are in effect in that area as southern california is experiencing warm dry breezy conditions just like we are up here in northern
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california. the new jersey state assemblyman heading the investigation into the traffic jam scandal says more subpoenas will be issued today for governor chris christie's top staffers. the governor's former deputy chief of staff allegedly orchestrated the shutdown as political retribution against the mayor of fort lee, new jersey. and a newly released senate report is saying the deadly assault on the embassy in benghazi, libya was avoidable. the senate intelligence report spreads blame for the attack among the state department, military and u.s. intelligence. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed in the september 11th, 2012, attack. a teen is recovering after accidentally catching fire outside the concord bart station. bart police tell us he was inside a car with someone else last night. someone lit a cigarette and the teen caught fire because he had gas on his clothes. the teen was airlifted to the hospital. he is expected to be okay. and the rivalry between the 9ers and seahawks may be as
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intense as they come. now the mayors have a little something riding on the game. san francisco's ed lee and seattle mayor ed murray agreed to a friendly wager. the losing mayor will help the other raise $10,000 for a food bank or meal program. be sure to stay with kpix 5 for all your 49ers coverage. dennis o'donnell our sports director, ken bastida, all heading up to seattle this weekend and our live coverage begins with a special "49ers preview" live friday night at 7:00. i'm kiet do live in san jose with a huge break in the arson case. an arrest happened at 8:10 last night. apparently the guy was under surveillance for 24 hours. he is now booked into the santa clara county jail. a sketch was released earlier this week after witness statements and surveillance video gave a good look at the guy. investigators say he set at least a dozen fires since last wednesday. and also, between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. within five miles of downtown. he targeted homes, church trailer and set the fires on porches and fences in poorly lit areas. once the surveillance video was released, the manhunt began.
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neighbors went door to door passing out flyers and spreading the word. investigators are still conducting follow-up interviews and will learn more about what led up to this arrest coming up in a news conference later on this morning. live at police headquarters, kiet do, kpix 5. and we have an accident now on northbound 238. and look at this, we have slowdowns in san lorenzo and the castro valley y. the accident is before you reach 880 close to the hesperian accident. an overturn is blocking a lane. so that's why we are seeing slowdowns now as far backing a580. here is a look at the south bay now 101 very sluggish especially as you approach that mckee exit. 101, 280 and the guadalupe parkway all moving below the speed limit. liz, i'm calling it a beach day in the dead of winter! can you believe it?! offshore winds continuing outside. of course, high fire danger over the mountaintops. we are seeing clear skies now out over the bay a little chilly out the door because not
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seeing those winds down to the surface. still by the afternoon about 75 degrees in san jose. 74 in oakland. 72 degrees in santa rosa and 70 in san francisco. you know in santa cruz today, 78. could get to low 80s there this afternoon. i used to surf at manresa beach way back when, but never in january! not with those temperatures. that would be something else. the next couple of days, though, we'll see a sea breeze making a return to the bay area. our temperatures will start to cool down. couple of patches of fog likely to develop along the coastline. so cooler temperatures over the weekend. no rain it looks like for the next five to seven days, but here's the good news. i think as we look in the long range models now, starting to get a hint that we might see some showers near the end of the month. >> i detect a little excitement in your voice. >> you know what i'm excited about? >> what's that? >> charlotte is finally going to pay up. the morning anchors we made a bet with, they are going to pay up. we are going to air it tomorrow. but this is a picture they have. and they went all out. they are going to sing "i left my heart in san francisco," apparently with a band and kids, the whole shabang.
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you'll hear it tomorrow. >> have a great day, everyone. captions by: caption colorado captioning funded by cbs good morning to our viewers in the west. this is thursday, january 16, 2014. welcome to "cbs this morning." bipartisan condemnation of how the united states handled the benghazi attacks. the warning signs, investigators say, could have prevented the assault. fires rage in california as people pray for rain. and you may have seen the commercial, the nfl's first legally deaf running back on how he gets the signals that could take him and the seattle seahawks to the super bowl. we begin with a look at today's "eye-opener." your world in 90 seconds. why do you think that the state department didn't beef up security in the face of all of these warnings? >> i can


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